The White House supports a letter to the Federal Communications Commission from the Justice Department's Antitrust Division saying that the FCC should consider imposing caps on the two largest carriers' participation in an upcoming spectrum auction should the agency determine they could gain an unfair market advantage.
Restrictions on Verizon and AT&T's participation in the upcoming spectrum auction would reduce its overall revenue without a clear benefit, a whitepaper from the Federal Communications Commission's former chief economist says.
A new app that the Federal Communications Commission plans to use to measure wireless broadband service is set to be unveiled Nov. 14.
Restrictions on Verizon and AT&T's participation in the upcoming spectrum auction would hurt consumers and the government without boosting competition enough to justify its drawbacks, says a whitepaper by a former Federal Communications Commission official.
Legislators and wireless carriers faced off at a congressional subcommittee hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's forthcoming spectrum auction, debating whether the focus of the auction should be to encourage a more diverse wireless marketplace or to let free and open competition drive maximum revenues for deficit reduction and funding of FirstNet.
The new, Defense Health Agency-based office will pursue a DoD core solution independent of the Veterans Affairs-DoD interagency program office that was once tasked with jointly developing an integrated electronic health record for both departments, according to a memo obtained by FierceGovernmentIT. "Our intent is to collaborate with the VA on any necessary changes to the IPO Charter and Joint Strategic Plan," writes DoD acquisition czar Frank Kendall
The Commerce Department plans to utilize a the blanket purchase agreement recently signed by the General Services Administration to acquire wireless services. "The one area where we had been holding back and waiting for GSA is in the area of mobile phones and mobile plans," said Commerce Chief Information Officer Simon Szykman.
Emergency callers who send a 9-1-1 text message should receive by this Sept.30 a bounceback message when the text can't go through under a Federal Communications Commission final rule published May 29 in the Federal Register.
The General Services Administration May 22 announced its Managed Mobility program, which identifies potential vendors providing mobile device management and mobile application management solutions to agencies.
The Veterans Affairs Department May 7 awarded a $200 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for cellular services and devices to AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and A&T Systems.